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Scheduling Test Shoots with New Models

Scheduling Test Shoots with New Models

Today's Post by Joe Farace When deciding to work with a new model my first step is to schedule a test shoot with her.  But even before shooting the first frame, I start the process with an interview where I’ll look at her portfolio (print or on-line) and then, if...

dans la nuit: From RAW Color to Monochrome Infrared

dans la nuit: From RAW Color to Monochrome Infrared

Today's Post by Joe Farace dans la nuit is French for into the night. Most of my, and anybody else's for that matter, infrared images are really a departure from reality. But recently when I went for a walk around Bingham Lake, I ended up making some images that had a...

The Death of Micro Four-thirds? Not so fast…

The Death of Micro Four-thirds? Not so fast…

Opinion by Joe Farace “According to a Memorandum of Understanding for Divestiture of Imaging Business signed on June 24, 2020, ‘Olympus Corporation and Japan Industrial Partners, Inc. hereby announce that, today, the parties signed a memorandum of understanding to...

Favorite Outdoor Portrait Techniques: Backlighting

Favorite Outdoor Portrait Techniques: Backlighting

Today's Post by Joe Farace One of my favorite techniques for outdoor portraiture is using backlighting to produce highlights on the subject’s hair and, depending on the available light in scene, maybe blow out the background to create a pseudo high-key effect. Want to...

How to Choose the Right Light Modifier for Portraits

How to Choose the Right Light Modifier for Portraits

Today's Post by Joe Farace The mind is like an umbrella. Its most useful when open.”—Walter Gropius It doesn’t matter whether you’re working with speedlights, monolights or power pack and head portrait lighting systems, one of the best ways to improve the quality of...

Everything Looks Better in Black & White?

Everything Looks Better in Black & White?

Today's Post by Joe Farace When performing in Central Park in 1991, Paul Simon changed the lyrics of his song Kodachrome to "everything looked better in black & white," proving that you can, in fact, change your tune, I recently noticed a trend. Even though only...